October 2016

11 posts

Happy Monday! October is normally one of my favourite months of the year, as I love Autumn and Winter, but it hasn’t been the case this year. I don’t know why, either! I have been feeling a little off during the month, so I’m glad it’s over. October has been another quiet month for The …
Quite a few of the searches that send readers to the Frugal Cottage are about meal planning. A few of them are about how to start meal planning when you don’t know where to start. I have written before about how meal planing helps you to keep costs down and stay healthy.   But, how …
It took me more than a year to finally get round to starting my blog, but it was one of the best decisions, financially, that I could have made. Ever! I am so pleased that I decided to go ahead and start a personal finance blog. After seeing the recommendations of other bloggers to use …
Christmas time can be very stressful: parties to go to, family to visit, holiday community events, taking time off from work, decorating the house…the list goes on and on. But, the biggest stress factor of Christmas for many families is the toll it takes on the wallet.   Step 1: Set a Budget and Stick …
Another month and one in which I can write about earning an income online; how exciting is that?! The numbers are still small. But, it’s another income stream that I am trying to build, slowly but surely. If I can combine earning some money online, plus my day job, plus dividend income, it will slowly build …
Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely day, whatever you are doing. I haven’t done a weekend edition post in ages, but thought I would this week. This week has been quiet for us, though we had a lovely day out on Friday with Mr FC’s parents. We went for a walk at …
I am sure that every one of us has received a gift card at some point, usually from a relative, for a store we’d never use. But, as it’s a gift, there is almost an obligation to spend it. However, there’s a new site which you can use to sell your unwanted gift cards!   …
Time for another one of my favourite updates of the month; my dividend income update. I still get a little thrill of excitement when I log into my ISA and see that I have received another dividend payment, no matter how small it is. Just for owning a tiny part of a company and investing in …
I think that I am definitely getting old as every month I mention how fast time is going. But, I get to do my Ultimate Dream Fund update so I shouldn’t complain! July and August were both fantastic months for the Ultimate Dream Fund, so September had a lot to live up to. As you …
As Christmas creeps ever close, as all the shops seem to remind us, I want to do an October money making challenge. I talk a lot about saving money on here, but not so much about making money. However, everyone likes to have more money!   So, I thought I would make October a money …
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